While we don't have any clear word on when or if to expect Averatec's 6700 laptop we just spotted to hit the States, things are a bit more promising with the Averatec 2371, which the company is also announcing today. The ultraportable is a slight bump to the 2300 line we spotted last year, and Averatec's first laptop for the States running Vista. Along with Home Premium, the 2371 runs 1GB of RAM, a 120GB HDD, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11b/g WiFi, an ExpressCard/54 slot and a 4-in-1 card reader -- not too bad for a 1.3-inch thick, 4 pound, 12.1-incher. The screen runs at 1280 x 800, and there's a 1.6GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 processor under the hood. Prices range from $900 to $950.

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